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Old 07-28-2010, 10:43 AM   #196
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I'm here! Taking a break from cleaning my house.

By the way where is your Mickey bar?
that was what I was thinking too....


so I am caught up...I got a bit freaked when I saw Heidi type in update on 56 I thought that was page ok so it wasn't that far...


love all the Birthday fun and excitment...Bekah is back to her old ways of sleeping in since home from camp after complaining how will I wake up w/ out seeing the sunrise I keep reminding everyone (and myself ) less than a month people and you'll be a tschool at 8 am...not waking up...

Great job on the cake..yes the double layer is a tricky feat! looks like she ahd a great day...good call on the gift

OMG...9 stops...you must all like getting out of the car... but you made it. love crossing under that sign too...

I'd be doing a happy DANCE to w/ Connor

can't wait for more
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looks like Chelsea had a wonderful birthday. I have to say that I am a fan of sprinkles too so that cake looks great to me!I love Connor's little chicken! How thoughtful that grandma does a little something for the non birthday kid! I love that Chelsea taped her birthday song too!

we stayed at CBR on our last trip. I am curious to read about your impressions!
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Old 07-28-2010, 12:08 PM   #198
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I love all of Chelsea's pictures she did a good job documenting your drive down. I love Connor's dance. I will feel like dancing too when I get off the ME bus at POP (in exactly 4 months). I forgot to add last time that I too adore Connor's little polish chicken so cute. Your mom is so thoughtful.
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Speaking a certain CD, do I need to burn someone a copy?
I know I looked too and did not find a MSEP CD. Anita what do you have that we proabably all want?

I will get to look again in Sept and Oct
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I know I looked too and did not find a MSEP CD. Anita what do you have that we proabably all want?

I will get to look again in Sept and Oct
I missed that. Wigd has it?
I looked and never saw a MSEP CD.

Part of it is on one of my other Disney CD's, though.
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9 stops!?! WOW!! I have a feeling Charles and Mitch could become good friends. We have to stop twice on the three hour drive to Disney. Naturally, when we stop Amy doesn't have to go to the bathroom and as soon as we speed up she has to go! UGH!
At least traffic wasn't bad. I HATE Atlanta traffic.
Yay, for finally getting to Disney! You all look so excited. Let the fun begin.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:29 PM   #202
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Conner is so cute with his toy animals, the chicken goes well with his pinata.
Our last trip to Florida took us 17 hours in the car. DH limited us to two stops per state. I think that we made it with 8 stops. That was such a grueling trip. It pretty much killed my like of long drives.
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Okay, so next trip, I say you slip a little benadryl (or do you happen to have anything stronger?) into the drink at the first stop....
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One of these trips we'll have to meet up and Connor and I can do some crazy dances LOL!! He's a great kid!!
The two of you would make great dance partners!!!

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LOL...so the kids aren't letting you live down something...hmmm this is going to make for an interesting update!! I can't wait!!! (This means you should update soon LOL)!!
It doesn't happen often that they are right and I am wrong, so they were enjoying it!

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Teva Mushies...oh how I love thee...the greatest pair of flip flops Leslie ever introduced me too. I will be breaking in a new pair for my next trip...as long as the weather cooperates in January!
I have been wearing mine all summer -- it will be a hard adjustment to go back to work shoes in a little over a week!

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so I am caught up...I got a bit freaked when I saw Heidi type in update on 56 I thought that was page ok so it wasn't that far...
Just me posting the wrong set of numbers. LOL!

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love all the Birthday fun and excitment...Bekah is back to her old ways of sleeping in since home from camp after complaining how will I wake up w/ out seeing the sunrise I keep reminding everyone (and myself ) less than a month people and you'll be a tschool at 8 am...not waking up...
For us it will be about a week and a half before the kids have to start getting up at the crack of dawn again -- Connor is always the worst about having to get up and going early.

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Great job on the cake..yes the double layer is a tricky feat! looks like she ahd a great day...good call on the gift
Chelsea did have a great day!

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OMG...9 stops...you must all like getting out of the car... but you made it. love crossing under that sign too...

I'd be doing a happy DANCE to w/ Connor

can't wait for more
Charles apparently has a hard time sitting still for long periods of time.

Connor was the embodiment of how we all felt, for sure!

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looks like Chelsea had a wonderful birthday. I have to say that I am a fan of sprinkles too so that cake looks great to me!I love Connor's little chicken! How thoughtful that grandma does a little something for the non birthday kid! I love that Chelsea taped her birthday song too!

we stayed at CBR on our last trip. I am curious to read about your impressions!
Chelsea had a lot of fun on her birthday, and Connor was very pleased with his gift.

We loved CBR! Lots of pictures and impressions to share!

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I love all of Chelsea's pictures she did a good job documenting your drive down. I love Connor's dance. I will feel like dancing too when I get off the ME bus at POP (in exactly 4 months). I forgot to add last time that I too adore Connor's little polish chicken so cute. Your mom is so thoughtful.
Thanks! Chelsea enjoyed putting her new camera to good use! Yeay for being only four months away from your trip!

I love that chicken, too -- she is just so cute!

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I know I looked too and did not find a MSEP CD. Anita what do you have that we proabably all want?

I will get to look again in Sept and Oct
Wait -- you're going in September and October?

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I missed that. Wigd has it?
I looked and never saw a MSEP CD.

Part of it is on one of my other Disney CD's, though.
Yes, Wigd was able to find it when she was there at the beginning of July!

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9 stops!?! WOW!! I have a feeling Charles and Mitch could become good friends. We have to stop twice on the three hour drive to Disney. Naturally, when we stop Amy doesn't have to go to the bathroom and as soon as we speed up she has to go! UGH!
At least traffic wasn't bad. I HATE Atlanta traffic.
Yay, for finally getting to Disney! You all look so excited. Let the fun begin.
Hurray! There is another woman out there that feels my pain about multiple stops.

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Conner is so cute with his toy animals, the chicken goes well with his pinata.
Our last trip to Florida took us 17 hours in the car. DH limited us to two stops per state. I think that we made it with 8 stops. That was such a grueling trip. It pretty much killed my like of long drives.
Yes, Connor loves his animals and is always adding to his collection!

Ugh, two stops in 17 hours would kill me!

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Okay, so next trip, I say you slip a little benadryl (or do you happen to have anything stronger?) into the drink at the first stop....
I like your thinking!
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It does balance out, and we still made it in eight hours.

I personally don't want to fly to Orlando. I like being able to pack water, drinks, and snacks for the room, and not have to worry about leaving room in the suitcases for souvenirs.
That's an excellent reason not to fly to Orlando. We're renting a car so we can go pick up things for the room and be able to get around easily. If I lived closer, I'd drive too.
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That's an excellent reason not to fly to Orlando. We're renting a car so we can go pick up things for the room and be able to get around easily. If I lived closer, I'd drive too.
I think you will enjoy having a car down there!
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“Read the Directions and Directly You Will Be Directed in the Right Direction.”

July 18, 2010: Part Two

“Read the Directions and Directly You Will Be Directed in the Right Direction.”
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Much to our delight, our room was ready, so off to Aruba we went to find room 5124.

Charles always insists on unloading as much of the car as possible before making the trek to our room, although I would much prefer to find our room first without lugging lots of things with us.

However, we once again did things Charles’ way and grabbed as much as we could before venturing to our room.

The kids, reading the signs, said we should go to the right, I insisted we go left.

Guess whose directions we should have followed?

Winding our way completely around the building -- and it was definitely the long way around -- we finally ended up at our room. If we had followed the kids, we would have gone around just two corners. They were more than happy to point this out to us multiple times.

However, because we went in the wrong direction, we had an impromptu DIS meet. I just wish I hadn’t been quite as frazzled at the time! It was so nice meeting another family that recognized us from our trip reports.

Our room was perfect!!! A corner room on the ground floor right across from the bridge to the island and Old Port Royal. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the location except that we were forever away from both the Aruba and Jamaica bus stops.

We finished unloading the car, and I said to Charles, “We will need to leave in thirty minutes if we are going to Teppan Edo, but if you wanted to do Tutto Italia instead, you could take it easy for an hour and a half.”

Charles decided he didn’t want to rush, so Tutto Italia it would be! Chelsea was disappointed, and Charles tried to inform her that there would be cute waiters at the Italian restaurant.

While Charles enjoyed the coolness of the room, Chelsea, Connor, and I decided to explore the island and scope out Old Port Royal.

Chelsea brought her camera along.

Our view as we left the room.


Our view to the right.


Our view to the left.


Sheer happiness at being in Disney prompted a rarely seen display of sibling affection.


Views from the bridge.




Various shots around Caribbean Cay.














Arriving at Old Port Royal, Connor and Chelsea stalked a bird.




Views of the pool. Connor really wanted to go ahead and go swimming.




What could be hiding behind this door?


We also did a quick survey of the gift shop before heading back across the bridge to our room. While we were walking back, Chelsea asked me, “Are there really cute waiters at the Italian restaurant?” I assured her that there were, and she informed her daddy when we got back to the room that she was now okay with going to eat Italian instead of Teppan Edo because I had confirmed his statement about the waiters.

It was finally time to head to our first park of the trip!

UP NEXT: Could My Sense of Direction Be Any Worse?

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Old 07-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #208
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" Aruba, Jamaica, oooh I wanna take you..."



sorry couldn't resist

love all the pictures from CBR...we stayed there twice in the early/mid 90's it was actually my first Disney resort on property

Can't wait to see the cute Italian waiters and hear about the food too
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My kids always seem to be more affectionate towards each other when we are in Disney too - just one more reason to go!

That's so funny that you guys took a wrong turn trying to find your room, Mom & I did the same thing - we were on the 2nd floor and walked all the way around the building before we found a set of stairs, we realized later that we had walked right passed a set earlier that was much closer to our room - I felt pretty stupid!

Love all your pics from your walk, CBR is so pretty. The pirate theme to the pool is new since we stayed there - looks cool
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Charles really must have wanted that time to relax since he voluntarily pointed out cute waiters to his daughter.
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